Ellen Southard has 29 years’ experience in the A/E/C industry. She was an early adopter of building and site certifications and a founding member of Cascadia Green Building Council. Her firm Site Story is focused on social capitol building for community planning and furthering green building practices. In 2016 Ellen was named Sustainable Seattle’s Community Hero and Hero of Salmon. Ellen volunteers for Girl Scouts of Western Washington, is an Oxfam America Ambassador and a member of the Puget Sound Partnership Environmental Caucus. She is currently attending Cornell University studying Diversity and Social Inclusion.